Fellsman steam charters 2012

Wednesday 6 June then every Wednesday from 4 July - 29 August
Departing From:
Lancaster 08.05/20.20 Preston 08.35/19.25 Bamber Bridge 08.50/ 19.05 Blackburn 09.05/18.50 Clitheroe 09.35/18.20 Long Preston (near Settle) 10.50/17.25
The popular steam hauled ‘Fellsman’ returns to the spectacular Settle to Carlisle railway in 2012 for its fourth summer season, running every Wednesday over the roof of England – with great limestone peaks and deep valleys the legendary ‘Settle to Carlisle’ line is a masterpiece of Victorian engineering including the great 24 arched viaduct at Ribblehead, with time available for sightseeing in Carlisle, or an optional tour of the Lake District by vintage coach and cruise on Ullswater.
The train is steam hauled throughout and the locomotive will be chosen from the pool of historic engines based at Carnforth including: LMS Royal Scot 46115 ‘Scots Guardsman’ - LMS Stanier 8F 48151 - LMS Jubilee 5690 ‘Leander’ – LMS Stanier Black Five 44932.
The Settle & Carlisle line is known for its magnificent scenery and steep gradient so our engine will be working hard as we climb to the magnificent Ribblehead Viaduct with stunning views of the three peaks. Passengers will get a marvellous view as the train emerges from Blea Moor Tunnel into Dent Dale and approaching Garsdale you will see sweeping views of Wensleydale - with the engine in full flight we climb at 1 in 100 towards the summit of the line. Travelling on through the lush Eden valley we continue to the historic border city of Carlisle where there is a sightseeing stop of up to two hours.
Returning from Carlisle mid afternoon and following a photographic and water stop at Appleby we travel over the same spectacular route giving another opportunity to experience the beauty of the high Pennines.
New for 2012 – We are pleased to offer an optional tour by vintage 1950’s coach departing from Appleby for a journey through the spectacular and tranquil Lake District to Glenridding for an hour’s cruise on England’s most beautiful lake, Ullswater. Nestling below Helvellyn offering panoramic vistas we sail over the full length of the lake to Pooley Bridge for a return by coach to Appleby. This tour must be pre-booked as seating is strictly limited.
Supplement: £18 per person
Standard Class: Adult......£69 Child (15 yrs & under).....£49 Party of 4.....£256
Family of 4 ticket (any combination of Adults & Children).....£199
First Class: Adult......£99 Party of 4.....£376
Premier Dining: (Inc: Full English Breakfast & Three Course Dinner)
Adult.......£169 Party of 4.....£656
GWR Saloon: An historic carriage built in 1930 for the Directors of the Great Western Railway with observation windows and private lounge. The meal service is the same as Premier dining with the addition of canapés, champagne & wine with dinner.
Adult (minimum 2)...£225
(Premier dining & GWR Saloon is not available from Long Preston)
Guaranteed window tables for 2 are available at a supplement of £20 per person in 1st Class & Premier Dining
Group discounts are available for bookings of 15 or more – call reservations on 0845 310 2458 or 2489, or book online and save 5% - www.statesmanrail.com
We have a discounted add-on ticket for a special price of just £5 return to connect into “The Fellsman” at either, Preston or Blackburn. You may travel from stations within Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside on ‘Northern Rail’ services only. This value ticket should be pre-booked through Statesman Rail and is only valid in conjunction with, and on the same day as your Fellsman ticket. It cannot be purchased on the day of travel, or from stations, other retail outlets or agents. The tickets are non-refundable once purchased. www.northernrail.org

Last updated by Richard Morris on 10/01/2014